Treatments of Teeth Whitening at Clairmont Cosmetic & Family Dentistry- Birmingham, AL

Treatments of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedures have become increasingly popular during the last years. As daily consumption of coffee, wine, and other products that damaged teeth have risen, so teeth whitening came to be the solution and to find procedures that work effectively to bring back a beautiful white smile.

In this article, we will be looking at distinct teeth whitening procedures, which have proven highly effective, both in terms of maintaining teeth health and delivering that gorgeous white smile that you want.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

How Take-home Whitening Trays Work

Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application.

These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.

Zoom! In-Office Whitening

Over the years, we have seen more teeth whitening options come forward. Some of them have used a multi-stimulus approach to teeth whitening, and are generally considered more drastic than the whitening trays. Although more drastic, they are still safe and provide excellent results, however they must be performed at our dental office.

One successful teeth whitening method is called Zoom teeth whitening, and has proven to be quite effective at showing results in as little as one session.

How the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System Works

  • First, the dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which is meant to highlight any dental problems which need to be addressed before getting a whitening treatment done. This ensures that the Zoom whitening procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to the teeth. If no such conditions are found, then our dentist performs a teeth cleaning procedure, which primes the teeth for the application of the whitening gel.

  • Our dentist then applies mouth spacers to prevent the cheeks or lips from coming into contact with the teeth. This is necessary to protect the softer tissue from the whitening agent in order to prevent any irritation.

  • Then, the teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that serves as the active ingredient that whitens the teeth.

  • After the gel has been applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on the teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layer of the teeth, and bleaches them from within. The upper layer of the teeth is also bleached in this way. The oxygen works to remove the stains both on top and within the enamel.

  • Afterwards, our dentist cleans away the zoom whitening gel and the procedure concludes.

Always consult with our dentist before deciding on any of teeth whitening procedures mentioned above.

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